Look, we’ve all been there, you’re trying to climb up some tall mountain but you run out of stamina just before the peak…okay, maybe well before the peak? Either way, it’s usually a long downward slide or drop to the bottom. Ouch! All that work…gone. Now you can always try it again, maybe with a different route–hopefully with places to rest along the way, or perhaps you’ll try packing some stamina-restoring food or elixirs to use during your climb. Or maybe you’ll just give up entirely–because, dang, some of these mountains are really freaking tall! No matter what though, the size of your Stamina gauge is the ultimate arbiter in how long you can climb for–and once that runs out, you’re done for. But what if I told you there was a way to easily climb almost any mountain–without ever running out of stamina–no matter how big or small your stamina meter is? And it doesn’t require any kind of special food or equipment, besides Link’s 2 hands.

That’d be pretty great right? Well, we discovered a method that lets you do exactly that–and it’s surprisingly simple…and also paradoxical, as it requires letting go of the wall. Yeah, let me explain. Now normally, if you press “B” to let go of the wall, Link will immediately begin sliding downhill, just as if he had run out of stamina. Yeah, why would you ever do that, right?! But that’s exactly where the trick comes into play, because if you press “B” while continuing to hold up on the left control stick, Link will immediately start to walk up the mountain instead–and he’ll recover stamina while doing so! Now the exact time he walks for varies–but he’ll always recover enough stamina for you to continue your climb once he automatically latches back onto the wall.

And then just repeat the process every time Link’s stamina starts to run low–this will allow you to climb an entire mountain with even the default stamina meter that has no upgrades! And even better, since you’re recovering stamina almost constantly, you can even press “X” to jump up the mountain most of the way between recharges–making climbing far faster than it ever has been before. Although this is where the Stamina upgrades so come in useful, since you’ll be able jump more often before letting go for a stamina refill. Oh, and this even lets you climb mountains in the rain too! Just tap B before Link slides down–or after Link himself up for 4 or 5 times or so.

So yeah, pretty awesome, right? But do keep in mind we’re talking actual mountains here, and not sheer cliffs or walls, as there needs to be some kind of slope–even if it’s a very steep one. We found angles of 70 degrees or less worked consistently, though you might be able to push it even farther. Also, just to reiterate, make sure you press B only once each time–so don’t tap it or hold it, otherwise Link will run up the mountain instead, which will waste your stamina defeating the point of the trick.

So there you have it. A super easy way to climb almost any mountain no matter how much stamina you have. When I discovered this trick last night, I easily climbed to the peak of Mount Luh-nay-roo on my first try! It really is nuts. Thanks for watching and make sure to subscribe to GameXplain for more on Zelda: Breath of the Wild and other things gaming too.

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